HDL and adiponectin increase with fitness in Type 2 diabetes

After one year of an intensive lifestyle intervention, participants experienced significant improvements in adiposity, fitness and blood glucose levels. While their LDL levels did not change, their adiponectin and HDL did.

Compared to the control group, participants who made the lifestyle changes had an average increase in total adiponectin of about 12%, while HDL rose by almost 10%.
The Journal of Lipid Research 2012; online 5 Sept